Problem: With 1 in 6 persons affected, medical disability left untreated takes a huge toll on low-resource societies and national economies. Decades of studies have shown that usual hospital care combined with weak rehabilitation fails to provide sustainable answers.
Solution: We lead the International Rehabilitation Forum, a not-for-profit consortium of universities and individuals who research the problem, advocate with government and healthcare leaders, and build the careers of young local leaders who truly understand how to make a difference in their communities.
Approach: Corporate foundations, governments, and donors can often have the most impact by working with the International Rehabilitation Forum and its affiliates.
Read about our organization and research
- The Practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Africa and Antarctica: A White Book or a Black Mark? Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 41(6):401-5, 2009 May. PM & R. 1(5):421-6, 2009 May. European Journal of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine. 45(2):185-91, 2009 Jun. Disability and Rehabilitation 2009 31(13) 1031 – 1037, 2009. Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 24(5)385-389, 2009. Simultaneous publication with consent of all journals.
- Haig AJ. Disability Policy Must Espouse Medical as Well as Social Rehabilitation. Social Inclusion 1(2)136-6, 2013.